CHARLOTTE, NC — CMPD Animal Care & Control says a raccoon has tested positive for rabies. It is Mecklenburg County’s 11th confirmed rabies case of 2019.
The raccoon was reportedly attacked and killed by a family dog around 7:30am on Friday, September 6th on Dan Maple Drive. CMPD AC&C says the dog was current on its rabies vaccine and will receive a rabies vaccination booster within the 96-hour time frame following exposure.
No humans were exposed.
The Mecklenburg County Health Department says a rabies alert notification will be sent Tuesday night at 7pm to residents in the area of Dan Maple Drive, which is in the 28277 area code.
Other 2019 rabies cases include:
- 2 skunks in the 28031 area code
- 7 raccoons in the 28227 (3), 28210, 28270, 28104 and 28277 area codes
- 1 cat in the 28105 area code
- 1 bat in the 28078 area code
CMPD AC&C reminds residents to keep their pets up to date on rabies vaccinations. All dogs, cats and ferrets are required by NC law to be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age.
Free monthly clinics are offered by AC&C to Mecklenburg County residents. Clinics take place on the second Saturday of each month from 8am to 10:45am at the animal shelter located at 8315 Byrum Drive in Charlotte. $10 Microchips and free pet I.D. tags are also available.